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Mackie Onyx 1640i - 16-Channel FireWire Recording Mixer

B&H # MAO1640I Mfr # ONYX 1640I
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You Pay: $1,599.99
Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered 8
  • Ideal for Use with Final Cut Pro
  • Switch Master Outs to Mic or Line-Level
  • Route Any Channel Pre or Post EQ to DAW
  • Send Auxes to DAW to Use Effects Live
  • 6 Aux Sends and 4 Sub Groups
  • Dedicated Talkback Section with Mic
  • Mac and Windows Compatible

The Onyx 1640i from Mackie is an 16-channel audio mixer with a built-in FireWire computer audio interface. It features a meticulously designed audio mixer section with flexible capabilities for both the studio and the stage. You can tap into the power of computer recording in new ways with its deep DAW integration. The fact that the 1640i is fully compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered 8 software really makes it a full-featured audio tool that can adapt to any situation.

Every channel on the 1640i features a 4-band dual sweep Perkins EQ , a boutique-quality Onyx mic preamp, and 6 aux sends with pre, post, and solo modes. There are 4 sub groups and a full-featured master section. Every one of these channels (including the aux sends, sub groups, and master) can be routed through the FireWire interface into the DAW of your choice. The 16040i also has the exclusive ability to route 16 channels out of your DAW back through the channels in the mixer for an old school, tape-style mix down.

There are some interesting capabilities in the computer integration aspect of the 1640i. If you have any good sounding effects that you use with your DAW software, you can easily integrate them into your mixes. For live sound, you can have your computer connected and route an aux send to your DAW, apply the effect in your software, and route the wet signal back into the mixer. You can record individual tracks in your DAW, and record the master mix outputs separately.

The first two channels on the Onyx 1640i feature a button that transforms the input into an instrument-level DI. This is ideal for recording guitars and basses. It includes a full-featured talkback section with a built-in microphone that enables you to communicate with artists from the control room of your studio, or through monitors with musicians on stage. It's no accident that Mackie is one of the most heavily relied upon manufacturers of recording and sound reinforcement equipment, and the Onyx 1640i is among the most versatile pieces of gear they've ever produced.

16-channel premium analog mixer with integrated 24-bit/96kHz FireWire I/O
Qualified by Mackie for use with all major production software, including:

Pro Tools M-Powered 8
Final Cut Pro
Ableton Live
Sonar Final Cut Pro

16 Onyx boutique-quality mic preamps
4-band Perkins EQ with sweepable mids on mono channels
Full 16 x 16 FireWire channel streaming for ultimate DAW integration
Flexible FireWire routing, including aux sends, groups and pre/post EQ assignment for all channels
6 aux sends with pre/post assignment and solo
Smooth 60mm channel and master faders
Built-in DI on first two channels for direct connection of guitars, bass, etc.
Individual 48V phantom power switches on all mic inputs
4-segment metering on every channel
4-bus architecture for flexible sub-grouping of channels
Talkback section for use with internal or external mic
Rotating I/O pod for desktop or rackmount operation - rack ears included
"Planet Earth" switching power supply for worldwide use
Total # Of Inputs 16
Mic/Line Inputs 16 x Microphone Inputs
16 x Line Inputs (channels 1 & 2 can be switched to Hi-Z instrument level)
AUX Sends 6
AUX Returns 4 Stereo Returns
Inserts 16 x Channel Inserts
Stereo Main Inserts
BUS (Group) Outputs 4 x Sub Group Outputs
2 Trk Master I/O 2 x Balanced XLR Outputs with Mic or Line-Level Output Button
Left & Right TRS Outputs
Mono TRS Output with +6 dB Knob
ALT I/O 2 x DB-25 connectors with a total of 16 post gain, pre-insert balanced outputs
Stereo RCA Tape Input & Output
1 x Balanced XLR Talkback Mic Input (with +48V phantom power)
Monitor Outputs 2 x Balanced TRS 1/4" Control Room Outputs (with dedicated volume knob)
1 x Stereo 1/4" Headphone Output (with dedicated volume knob)
EQ Section 16 x 4-Band EQ with a High Mid Sweep and a Low Mid Sweep
16 x EQ In/Out Button
Solo/Mute Yes, on every channel
Channel Level Control 60mm Channel & Master Faders
Trim/Gain Control Rotary Knob
Phantom Power Yes, +48V (on every mic channel with individual buttons)
Metering 12-Segment LED Master Meter
4-Segment LED Meter On Every Channel
Frequency Response Mic input to any output with all gain stages at unity: +0, -1 dB, 10 Hz to 80 kHz, +0, -3 dB, 10 Hz to 100 kHz
Stereo channel line input to any output with all gain stages at unity: +0/-1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

FireWire In & Out at 44.1 kHz: +/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -3 dB at 21 kHz
FireWire In & Out at 96 kHz: +/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -3 dB at 45 kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 20 Hz to 20 Hz, 20 Hz to 80 kHz Bandwidth

Mic Input at Insert
(+4 dBu in, 0 dB gain, +4 dBu out): 0.005%

Power Supply Universal AC Power Supply, 100 VAC - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
Dimensions 7.59 x 17.5 x 26.24" (192.7 x 444.6 x 666.7mm)
Weight 35 lbs (15.9 kg)
Mackie Onyx 1640i - 16-Channel FireWire Recording Mixer
  • Power Cord
  • Rack Ears
  • Owner's Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 3' (0.91 m), Black
    • You Pay: $15.99

    Data Cables

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    Pearstone -  FireWire 400 6-Pin to 6-Pin Cable - 6' (1.8 m)
    • You Pay: $4.79

    Additional Hardware

    Mackie -  Rotopod I/O Bracket for Onyx 1640i
    • You Pay: $74.99
    Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.

    System Extensions

    System Extensions add more functions and features.

    Mackie -  RP Onyx 1640 - Rotopod Kit
    • You Pay: $69.99
    Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.


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    Headphones are essential for real-time monitoring and mixing.

    Senal -  SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
    • You Pay: $89.99
    Senal -  SMH-1200 - Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones (Blue)
    Currently Unavailable i This item is currently not for sale unitl further notice.

    Cases & Protection

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    Odyssey Innovative Designs -  FZONYX1640 Flight Zone Live Sound Mixer Case
    • You Pay: $204.51
    Usually ships in 7-10 business days i This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.

    Stands & Support

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    QuikLok -  RS-540 Heavy Duty T Stand
    • You Pay: $61.69
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